The Wild River Falls at Dollywood Splash County will have you smiling — and maybe screeching a little — as you splish and splash your way down. The water tube slide is one of Dollywood Splash County’s more well-known and popular slides, making it a must-try when you visit.
The design of Wild River Falls is inspired by the Smoky Mountains themselves. The slide mimics the many rapid rivers that run down these mountain’s slopes, and it’s easy to imagine that you’re in the midst of real rapids as you round hairpin turns where the flow of water splashes back onto you. Of course, these slides don’t have rocks to crash into like the actual rivers do.
As for the level of excitement, these are among the most exhilarating rides you’ll find in the water park. It doesn’t have the scream-inducing straight shot that Fire Tower Falls does, but the dips, twists and turns frequently get squeals. The slide is rated a high-thrill ride, which is the most extreme category at Dollywood Splash County.
Also, there’s not just one slide to try at Wild River Falls. The falls themselves consist of four slides, all of which are tube slides, and each of which features its path down to the bottom pool. The four slides help move larger crowds of people through efficiently, and they offer variety for lots of fun. Try all four, and see which is your favorite one.
Finally, these four tube slides can be taken individually or as a pair in a two-person tube. You have to go in a tube, but it’s up to you whether you’re alone or ride with a friend.
For a thrilling tube ride that’ll keep you cool on the Smoky Mountains’ hottest days, head to Wild River Falls and grab a tube. You’re bound to have a great time splishing and splashing your way down.
– While the Wild River Falls is great fun, there aren’t any food vendors right next to them. Plan on getting something to eat before or after you head to this slide if you’re hungry.
– Guests under 48 inches must be accompanied by an adult at least 16 years old.